Civitavecchia Cruise Port (Rome)

Civitavecchia is a coastal town northwest of Rome, in Italy. Built in the 2nd century, the Port of Civitavecchia still retains some of its original features, like the Roman Dock. The port area also includes the 16th-century Michelangelo Fort. Nearby, the National Archaeological Museum displays bronze and ceramic artifacts. Northeast of town are the Terme Taurine, the ruins of a Roman thermal bath complex. Continue reading our Civitavecchia Cruise Port Guide and find everything you need to plan your visit here.

Civitavecchia Weather – When to Visit

A common time to visit Civitavecchia is the summer (Jun–Aug), with average temperatures ranging from the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s. Winters (Dec–Feb) have brisk temperatures in the upper 50s and see more rainfall. Mediterraneo – Rive Sonore (Jul) is a world-music festival with performances ranging from Greek and Spanish to Persian sounds. July thru August sees the most vacationers during the year.

Best Civitavecchia Area Beaches

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Pirgo Beach

This beach spreads out right in front of some beautiful buildings in Civitavecchia. The pebbly beach has an extraordinary square that emerges from the center of the sea and it can be reached by a marvelous wharf that begins at the beach.

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Civitavecchia Beach

Just down the seafront promenade, opposite the train station, you’ll find a golden sandy beach – the main Civitavecchia beach. The water is quite clear and is a great place for you to take a dip and escape the heat for the moment. On the beach near the fort, there is a carnival fair for kids.

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Sant’Agostino Beach

Sant’Agostino beach (or Saint Augustine beach) is a 1.3 mile long sandy beach with shallow waters, which makes it possible to walk quite a bit out in the water. The vast area provides enough space to play football or volleyball, or to just to relax.

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Santa Marinella

Santa Marinella is a long stretch of sand, including some free beach, and restaurants along the promenade. It’s a pretty beach but gets very crowded in July and August. Both Santa Marinella and Santa Severa are popular with wind-surfers and stand-up paddle boarders.

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Santa Severa

This beautiful stretch of coastline is just a 10 minute walk through fields and wildflowers. At the start of the beach lies the 11th-century Castello Santa Severa, so you can combine history with sunbathing.

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Best Civitavecchia Tours & Activities

Civitavecchia Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Cruise Port to & from Central Rome

Enjoy a hassle-free transfer to & from with this private transfer service when your cruise docks at Civitavecchia Cruise Port. After meeting your driver at the port, relax on the journey into central Rome and then returned to your cruise ship. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers. Reserve your Transport to Rome Here. Reserve your transport from Rome here.

Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia port, make the most of your time with a self-guided, full-day shore excursion in Rome, customized to match your interests and preferred pace. Visit the heart of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square, see the Baroque architecture at Piazza Navona, taste Roman street food, or step back in time to Imperial Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Learn more about the Luxury Private Full-Day Rome Tour.

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

For an easy, relaxing way to get to Rome when your ship arrives at the Civitavecchia cruise port, book this independent shore excursion that provides private transportation into the city with a knowledgeable driver. You can design your own sightseeing adventure with the help of your driver to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks. Perhaps visit Ancient Rome sites like the Colosseum, baroque attractions like the Trevi Fountain, lively squares like Piazza Navona or the artistic masterpieces of the Vatican. It’s up to you! Learn more about the Independent Rome Day Trip.

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Splendor of Rome Tour

When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia, experience the ancient splendor of Rome on a full-day shore excursion. After port pickup, travel by air-conditioned coach to visit some of the most important ruins, piazzas and monuments of the Eternal City, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Taste authentic Roman pizza or gelato during leisure time for lunch, and end the day at the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Learn more about the Splendor of Rome Tour.

VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

Explore Rome without the stress of planning on a full-day shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia. In addition to round-trip transport, the day’s itinerary includes tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, as well as free time to explore. Unlike group trips offered by cruise companies, this private tour ensures a personal, customized experience. Learn more about this VIP Tour.

VIP Tour of Rome, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the LIne Tickets

An Exclusive private tour with  Driver & Licensed Tour Guide . Your private tour Guide will hop-off the vehicle with you at each stop and walk you through the attractions to provide the most complete insights of every attraction. It includes the private tour inside the Colosseum (1hr) and inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter Basilica (2/3hrs).  Learn more about this VIP Tour.

Best Civitavecchia Restaurants

Ristorante Trattoria Sora Maria $11 – 30

This family owned trattoria is popular among locals and tourists. Seafood is their specialty and they serve up some of the finest in the area. Usually the owners offer bread and mixed bruschette with a glass of prosecco on arrival. The saute of mussels and seafood risotto are just a couple of their house specialties. Outdoor dining is available in the warmer months. Telephone: 39 0766 26397 Web: Ristorante Trattoria Sora Maria

La Bomboniera $11 – 30

This family run business specializes in fine Sardinian influenced seafood and highlights local produce like anchovies and lobster. Sardinian bread ‘pane carasau’ is a house specialty. Outdoor dining is available and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Gluten free are also available. Telephone: 39 0766 25744 Web: La Bomboniera

Pizzeria Del Ghetto Under $10

This casual pizza place is a popular hangout for the Civitavecchia locals. There are only two types of pizza on the menu but they are both amazing. The fritti (fried treats including zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovy) are also delicious. You can’t make reservations and there is generally a line of people waiting to get in, but it’s so worth it. Telephone: 39 0766 29276 Web: Pizzeria Del Ghetto

Lo Stuzzichino $11 – 30

Seafood is the specialty here and this is what the locals come here to enjoy. In particular, the seafood soup (or chowder) which is packed full of delicious and local fresh fish cooked in a variety of ways. The fried stuff is great, as is are the raw seafood and antipasto delights. Telephone: 39 0766 32945 Web: Lo Stuzzichino

Pizzeria O Vesuvio Under $10

Authentic Neapolitan style pizza in the heart of Civitavecchia. The classic fried items you’ll find at most Italian pizzerias like suppli (fried rice balls) and stuffed zucchini flowers are on the menu too. The atmosphere is super casual with only a few tables available and pizza can be ordered to take away. Telephone: 39 0766 33854 Web: Pizzeria O Vesuvio

Best Civitavecchia Bars

Bar Pasticceria La Classica

Via Alberto Mario, 00053, Civitavecchia, Italy Telephone: 39 0766 29803 Web: Bar Pasticceria La Classica

Bar Pizzeria Margherita

Via Giosue’ Carducci 32 | Centro Storico, 00053, Civitavecchia, Italy Telephone: 39 0766 35858 Web: Bar Pizzeria Margherita

Chalet Degli Eventi

Viale Garibaldi S.N.C., 00053, Civitavecchia, Italy Web: Chalet Degli Eventi

King Edward Gastro Pub

Largo Cristoforo Verde, 1, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy Telephone: 39 347 475 6349 Web: King Edward Gastro Pub

The Black Lodge Irish Pub

Via Giosuè Carducci, 22, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy Telephone: 39 327 369 5821 Web: The Black Lodge Irish Pub

Best Civitavecchia Hotels

B&B Huguette

Located 2 km from Civitavecchia Harbor, B&B Huguette provides accommodation with a shared lounge, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. A continental breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast. 

B&B Maison De Revel

Offering free rental bike, B&B Maison De Revel is located in Civitavecchia, 200 metres from the beach. Free WiFi access is available in all rooms. Each room here will provide you with a TV, an electric kettle and a minibar. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At B&B Maison De Revel you will find a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and luggage storage.

La Marina B&B

Offering a terrace, La Marina B&B is situated in Civitavecchia, a 5-minute walk from Civitavecchia Harbour and from the train station. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room comes with a private bathroom. La Marina B&B features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared lounge at the property, where you can relax and read or watch the TV. It also has direct access to the sea-view terrace.

B&B COLORS

B&B Colors offers accommodation with a shared lounge, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. Complimentary WiFi is offered. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and shower. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at B&B COLORS. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings.

La Casa Sul Mare

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, La Casa Sul Mare offers pet-friendly accommodation in Civitavecchia, 400 meters from Civitavecchia Train Station. Each room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Each has a sea-view terrace and a private bathroom. You will find a shared lounge at the property.

30 Comments

  1. David

    I would first like to say congratulations on a wonderful looking website. The spacing and amount of information spread out on the page looks fantastic. It is easy to navigate so therefore a joy to use. Your use of youtube videos shot by drones is awesome. I looked at further pages and those videos are definitely fantastic selling points.

    I like the way you added gear for holidays. The sunglasses page is very well done and a good selling tactic. Although the watersports equipment is a really nice looking page, I do think it’s a bit over the top for kit you are going to buy to go on holiday. 

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    Once again you have a fantastic website. You should be proud of yourself and I wish you all the best of luck in the future.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much David!  So glad you enjoyed visiting beach travel destinations.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ian

    I recently made a post about Italy’s best destinations and I really like this post because I was getting a lot of questions about where are some good beaches or places to go to in Rome were. I will use this to help answer my questions. I also like the way you layed out your site because I have a travel site as well and it really inspires me to make my site bigger and better. 

    Italy is such an amazing country to travel too, great work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I could help Ian 🙂  I hope my Civitavecchia Cruise Port post answered some questions for you 🙂

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  3. Mark

    Hi. this place looks beautiful. I would be especially interested in the historical aspects of the area. my wife would love the long sandy beaches and I would love trying out all of the local food. I love the way that you have listed activities and restaurants to suite all budgets. You have created a great one stop shop for the area. It would definitely be on my places to visit list.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Mark, glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations 🙂

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  4. Annie Laing

    Wow, I live a country away from this and I did not know that there was a hidden treasure there! It looks amazing and I am going to be considering this place for my next holiday! I love how you have added a video with it to show how beautiful the surrounding area is! 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Annie.  It is so close to Rome and a major cruise port.  Most know it as the “Rome” cruise port.  But definitely a gem in Italy!  Thanks for your visit to my Civitavecchia Cruise Port post.

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  5. Sue

    Hi Leahrae, Wow, you’ve included everything anyone would want to know about this beautiful cruise port. I have to admit that I’ve never heard of this Italian city but then again, I’m not exactly a world traveler. But the beaches look awesome in the video and yes, the water does look incredibly clear. It looks like an exciting yet relaxing vacation; and my husband and I are planning a big vacation for 2021 so I am showing him your amazing article.

    But what really interests me are the different excursions into Rome! I think I’m partial to the “Splendor of Rome Tour.” Thank you also for conveniently listing the best Civitavecchia restaurants, bars, hotels, and B & B’s. We’re so glad you shared this great article. Thanks again!

    Sue

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed Sue.  Yes, most have not heard of Civitavecchia, but have heard of Rome which is so close to this wonderful gem.  Personally I like the idea of staying here and touring to Rome.  You picked the best tour too!

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  6. Donny

    I am a pisces guy and lately I just discovered that my Zodiac sign is a fish  and all along I was wondering why I always dream of going to the oceans for holiday, going on a ship cruise for my honey moon and spending time taking pictures by the waters. I know for sure with the love for such places that I have had ever since I was a kid I’ll definitely fall in love with civitavecchia and I hopefully will get to go there one of these days.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I hope you can too Donny! I am not a Pisces, but the water still calls my name 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Travis

    Wow Civitavecchia looks absolutely beautiful! Do you think that it is too crowded however during the peak summer season? I would love to check this place out with my wife someday! Thank you for you in depth review, there are so many spots that I want to try out that you listed! Sounds like the seafood and pizza are incredible! And I am especially interested in the Independent Rome Day Trip, I like to tour at my own pace as opposed to a guided tour. Thank you again!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      This is a port city, so it will be busy at the port during peak season with cruise travelers getting off the ship.  Venture out and do the tours, and it will be less congested.  Yes, do not pass up the pizza or the seafood!

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  8. C

    Thank you for this great article. I actually traveled to Rome in 10th grade. It was on a school trip. The beaches in your pictures look familiar. I’m not sure if those were the ones we went to. We might have gone to the ones with the black sand. I haven’t traveled in a while due to financial reasons mainly but also I like to have my routines at home. Recently I started learning to make money online so maybe I’ll travel. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like a great 10th grade trip!  Yes, I am kind of in the same boat right now.  Just writing about my passion and hoping to fulfill my dream on staying home and making money online.  We will get there!

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  9. Wildecoll

    Traveling is one of the things I do with passion, don’t mind me, I’m self employed so it’s always easy for me to take time out of my time to travel and since I can work remotely, it costs me nothing other than money. Civitavecchia is really endowed with amazing natural features and it has made it a state of heart destination. I like the activities especially the excursions. I’ll consider Civitavecchia sometime. I’ve enjoyed this article, thanks for the help.

     

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed reading my Civitavecchia Cruise Port post.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Letsret

    We are planning a trip to Europe in the new couple years and think we are going to add Civitavecchia to our list.  It sounds like such a wonderful place to visit.  We will have to see the ruins of a Roman thermal bath complex for sure and take one of the tours you list to Rome.

    We like to explore and I’m sure checking out the ruins around Civitavecchia and area will keep us busy, and hiking along the beaches.  What a gorgeous spot.  Thanks for the information.  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like Civitavecchia is going to be a great vacation destination for you!  Yes, hiking along the beaches is wonderful!  Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Benson

    These places are actually nice. The idea of living in a coastal region has been  a childhood dream I have nurtured since I was small, but as destiny has it ways I live in a more hot region, where its hardly cold at all. Having to travel to such places is great, and from the temperature you have explained, it would be very great to nap outside in the evening and I’m glad you stated a time of the year one would enjoy their visit. Best regards.  I’m looking forward to a vacation to Civitavecchia!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Benson, I used to live in a very hot part of the U.S.  I do love the heat, but I have to have the water.  Now I live about 10 minutes from the beach, and I fee like I am in heaven.  It is a wonderful way to relax, just being near the ocean.

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  12. John

    This is a very beautiful place to be in. I really think that Civitavecchia is really great. I have been to rome before but not to this beautiful city. I have not gone to any of the beaches in Rome. I like this one that you have shared. Maybe someday i will visit. I will bookmark this post. Thank you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome John.  Yes, those that have been to Rome generally have not been to Civitavecchia except those on a cruise ship 🙂  I think it is a great experience to get to do both.  I believe you would enjoy.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  13. DreaJay

    I always love reading your articles because i know I’ll be able to add the destination for me to my list of destinations, I always do this so that I’ll be able to choose from your recommendations whenever Its need arise like for our wedding anniversary and family vacations. Civitavecchia looks like a really nice place to vacation to and I always say it that I like beaches and its common to this destination. I’ll add it to my list, thanks for the help.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am so glad you enjoy visiting beach travel destinations.  I believe that you will have a great time in Civitavecchia Italy.  Let me know if you need any additional information.

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  14. Rodarrick

    Another place that is worthy of a visit when I finally arrive in Rome to explore it is this Civitavecchia cruise port. Wow! so much to explore within this small place and also, I like how beautiful it is. I also like how cool and collected it is. I  feel this place would be a perfect place to explore for a vacation meant for recreational activities. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Rodarrick.  Glad you enjoyed my Civitavecchia Cruise Port post.  Please come again when you are ready to plan.

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  15. Henderson

    This is a very beautiful place. I have not thought of Rome to be this awesome. I have had some of my friends who love to go to Rome. In one of our discussions, about two of them chose to go to Rome instead of anywhere else. I think that Civitavecchia is a very beautiful place ad the beaches give a very soothing feeling. Maybe i should share this with my friends. They will be definitely interested.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, yes I believe your friends would probably love the additional information.  Rome is one of those places that has it all really.  Civitavecchia is just a hop skip and a jump from Rome.  To experience both would be an amazing vacation for sure.  Thanks for stopping by Henderson.

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